Spotlight Author: Jim Farfaglia
Jim has spent the past year researching the Pioneer team’s history, interviewing founding and current members, and observing their unique search and rescue training. Here’s how he describes the compelling circumstances that led to the team’s creation:
“In the summer of 1971, while vacationing with his family in the Adirondacks, a little boy disappeared. Without a 911 emergency system yet in place, his parents were unsure where to call for help. Eventually, nearly one thousand people, most who had no formal rescue training, joined the search, but, tragically, the child was never found. His legacy was destined to end there until an Oswego County man pledged to offer hope for families of future missing people. Gathering others who believed as he did, and without any guidelines on how to begin, the group formed New York State’s first professional volunteer search and rescue team. This is the story of their pioneering accomplishment.”
Jim Farfaglia lives in and writes about the history and culture of upstate New York. In 2011, after a fulfilling career directing a children’s camp and advocating for youth, Farfaglia transitioned to focusing on his lifelong interest in writing. Splitting his time between poetry and what he calls “story-driven nonfiction,” Jim also enjoys helping others fulfill their dream of writing a book. Visit his website at www.jimfarfaglia.com
Author spotlight for Jim Farfaglia will be held at CNY Arts Center at 11 River Glen Dr on the CCC Campus in Fulton. Author Spotlight will be held on 1/29/17 from 2-4:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Spotlight Author: Diane Sokolowski
After writing her first book, So, I Wanted To Run a Bed and Breakfast (Was I Crazy?), Diane decide to write another book, but fiction this time. The idea of a remote motel in the northern part of Nevada came to mind. Where people check into Room 4 for a reason. Whatever the reason may be, they all check out with a life changing experience.
The first thing that grabs their attention is a painting of a pig. Some say that if you stare at a painting long enough, it seems to come to life. It’s as if while you’re contemplating the painting, the painting is reflecting you, your thoughts, and your soul.
Join Diane at the Author Spotlight to see what her journey was like in writing her first fiction.
Author spotlight for Diane Sokolowski will be held at CNY Arts Center at 11 River Glen Dr on the CCC Campus in Fulton. Author Spotlight will be held on 1/29/17 from 2-4:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.